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Last update : 20 december 2016


Antigua and Barbuda information

Antigua and Barbuda is the island nation in the Caribbean Sea, the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles (Central America).

Capital : Saint John’s
Language :  English
Currency :  East Caribbean Dollar
Population : 86 295
Area : 442  km2

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Antigua and Barbuda facts

1. Independence from United Kingdom was obtained 1 November 1981  year.
2. The population density is 209 people/km2.
3. The highest peak is Mount Obama – 402 m above sea level.
4. In this country there are no rivers. Drinking water is produced by desalination of water from the ocean.
5. National sport is cricket.
6. In most dishes used is corn and sweet potatoes.
7. In this small country it is up to 365 islands.
8. The country is 548 times smaller than the United Kingdom.
9. The main religion is Christianity – 76,4 %.
10. Christopher Columbus named the island of Antigua in honor of Seville Cathedral of Santa Maria La Antigua. “Barbuda” in Portuguese means “bearded”, named after the appearance of fig trees, whose long roots resemble a beard.

11. This country was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

12. The United States has on these islands two military bases.

13. Despite the small population of the country that come from some of the best cricketers in the world. Many of them still lives there.

Author: Turyst

14. Every week on many beaches held crab racing.

15. In Antigua and Barbuda has no state religion. Churches are separated from the state

Author: MR

16. The average life expectancy in this country is 74,7 (women – 77 years and men – 72,8 years).

Author: Wilga

17. In restaurants, the bill will be charged a 10% gratuity.

Author: alfa

18. The minimum wage is $ 8.2 East Caribbean (about $3) per hour (data from 2014).

19. The unemployment rate is 12,1% (data from 2012 years).

Author: Daria

education

20. In this country the compulsory education lasts 12 years.

21. Education starts at the age of 5 years.

22. The average IQ is 70.

Author: EduKacJa

23. In a country that is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 863 people).

Author: Reebeka

24. National animal is daniel, bird frigate and hawksbill turtle.

Author: Kos

road

25. The built-up area speed limit is 32 km/h.

26. In 2013, as a result of road accidents died 6 people.

27. The country registered more than 30 000 vehicles (348 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

28. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

29. Outside built-up speed limit is 64 km/h.

Author: AutoMania

30. In this country there are more than 1 170 km of paved roads (0,002% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

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